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more than a million female employees and cost america's biggest employer billions of dollars. >>> and the snake hunt. the venomous cobra remains on the loose creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. >> good to have you back. welcome back to the country, the time zone. >> nice to be back sitting next to you. but, boy, things were busy while i was away. and we begin this morning with more on the president's speech and that ongoing battle for libya. this morning rebel forces are facing more resistance as they approach the city of sirte, gadhafi's hometown. a just official says a state department diplomat is now going to benghazi where they will meet with rebel leaders for the first time. meantime hillary clinton meets with dozens of other foreign ministers and diplomats in london to discuss the next steps in libya including possible exile for gadhafi. that follows president obama's long awaited speech
and america's future." good to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> she laid out that picture pretty well for us. the president can, of course tap into these reserves. but if there is enough supply as she pointed out, from an economic perspective, does it make sense to do this? >> it probably makes sense to do it, or at least to suggest that he will do it. the price of oil futures. but i'll tell you americans are still trying to get out of the gravitational pull of the great recession, erica. and so the higher gas prices undoubtedly are going to be a blow. it's not going to dramatically slow down the recovery. but it could definitely slow it down. >> and that perception may help a little bit. libya, as we talked about a number of times on this program, is the 18th largest oil producer. 18th. but we've seen prices skyrocket as we just heard from rebecca. is the public right to feel taken advantage of here in some ways, or even scammed? >> look, a lot of this is supply and demand. the country can feel a certain sense of taken advantage of. but som
hates america >> reporter: the message from the westboro baptist church is hateful, and offensive. church members believe god is killing all american soldiers because the country tolerates homosexuals. >> we are trying to warn you to flee the wrath of god. flee the destruction. >> reporter: the church has protested at more than 600 funerals of u.s. soldiers like matthew synder, who was killed in iraq. matthew's father said the protests stole his last moments with his son. he sued the church for emotional distress, and got a $5 million judgment. but the supreme court said in an 8-1 decision that the church doesn't owe synder a dime. the church protests on a public sidewalk and on a matter of public concern were protected by the first amendment. in an interview with "cbs evening news" anchor katie couric couric, synder said if courts won't intervene, others will. >> believe me someone's going to get hurt. and when the blood starts flowing, let it be on the supreme court justices' hands. >> reporter: now only one justice dissented. justice samuel alito said these
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are on the ground in japan. a lot of offices, from bank of america to even goldman sachs are contemplating moving their locations. some of them are having people stay home from work as a result of the radiation in the air. and they say as long as the nuclear question remains open, things will continue to be volatile in the market, as well as the economy there. >> of course, you see this played out here for a number of reasons, because there's been a global -- the global impact just on the psyche. and also when it comes to all of these important companies in japan where a number of things are made that people use around the globe. >> yes. there are a number of companies, like you say, from toyota to toshiba to panasonic, canon, these are all companies that have seen their operations in japan, son some level, change. so they have had a number of their plants shut down. in the case of toyota, for example, toyota manufactures its prius in one place, it's japan. so, while things have been shut down in japan, in many of these companies, we may see some changes in our products here. however, like you sa
of the benefits as before. this is a story going on around america. the great recession accelerated it. >> it is hard to come back from that. appreciate your insight. thank you for being with us. >>> turning to politics. none of the leading contenders have declared a formal candidacy yet, but that doesn't mean they are not acting the part. bill plant on the race to unseat president obama. >> officially nobody is running for anything. tonight in iowa, which happens to be the first caucus state, newt gingrich, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty will apeach at something called a presidential forum. mitt romney over the weekend looked very much like a candidate. in new hampshire the nation's first primary state romney focused on president obama's signature accomplishment. >> obama care is bad law, constitution, it's bad policy. it is bad for american families. that is one reason why president obama will be a one-term president. >> reporter: when romney was governor of massachusetts he pushed for and got a state health plan most consider ver
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-fire. president obama says america could soon join its nato allies in military action. are we on the brink of intervention? >>> and disaster in japan. exhausted engineers struggle to get power restored at the country's crippled nuclear reactors. in the hopes of avoiding a meltdown. meanwhile, high levels of radiation begin to show up in food in japan, as the country's prime minister urges his people to show courage in the wake of their unspeakable tragedy. we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> new york city waking up to a sunny saturday morning. the last saturday before spring begins. welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. two major stories to get to this morning. we begin with libya. this morning libyan forces loyal to moammar gadhafi entered the outskirts of benghazi in eastern libya. opposition forces shot down a warplane that was bombing the city. the warfare continues as the libyan government denies its forces atacked bengha
, super bugs found in hospitals across america, now responsible for 60% of all intensive care infections. 1 in 20 patients develop these infections, and in 2009, it's estimated 50,000 people died. in the next day or two, lab cultures could determine definitively that these patients all had the same strain of superbug. but the focus and the probe into what caused that infection, and what potentially caused these deaths, that is just beginning. chris? >> cbs' mark strassmann in birmingham, alabama for us this morning. mark, thank you. cbs news medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with more on this hospital superbug. doc, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's just pick it up where mark left off. in your opinion, what is the potential cause here? >> well, there are two very important issues that need to be considered in the investigation of these deaths, chris. one is, as we heard, all of these patients were critically ill. obviously any patient in an intensive care unit setting could be set up for any type of life-threatening infection. now, when you talk about the nut
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action and covert action. i do know that the signal being sent that the united states of america is still unclear about whether or not gadhafi will leave or state is harmful. >> what do you think the president should have said on monday night that would have led to more clarity to the message of the end game here? >> i think at some point, the united states and the coalition has to say to the people on the ground in libya, that gadhafi will not stay. once that happens, all the forces will start moving away from gadhafi, they'll start moving towards the rebels. and there is at least the prospect that the signal from u.s. behavior in libya will be read in syria and places like that, that the united states does have clarity of purpose, that the coalition does have clarity, and that -- that these leaders, who are so vicious and so harmful to our interests in the region are not -- that they're mortal. that they could be gone like saddam can be gone. and i think that's an important message for people who are looking for freer political systems, and freer economic systems, to have that confidenc
the risk and cost of the mission to the american military and taxpayers. >> i said that america's role would be limited and that we would not put ground troops into libya. and we would focus our unique capabilities on the front end of the operation and that we would transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight, we are fulfilling that pledge. >> reporter: president justified the mission by stating horrific violence in libya to escalate would be betrayal of who we are as a nation. >> some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to other atrocities in the country. united states of america is different and, as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter in mass graves before taking action. >> reporter: mr. obama says he continues to believe that gadhafi must go. >> there is no question that libya world would be better off with gadhafi out of power. i, along with many other world leaders, have embrace thad goal. and will actively pursue it through nonmilitary means. >> reporter: but pursuing gadhafi's ouster by military means, the president argued, would be a mist
over a bank of america in marin county. no one was hurt in the standoff. the man apparently had a beef with the bank in corte madera and with the u.s. banking system in general. he wanted to talk with b. of a.'s ceo and with president obama. >>> and the stanford women's basketball team is one of the number one seeds in the ncaa tournament coming up. they will play home against 16th see the uc-davis on saturday. the women's teams from cal and st. mary's are also going to the nit. >>> traffic and weather coming right up. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,,,,,, >>> conditions across the bay bridge, backed up well into the macarthur maze. it's slammed solid. slow going from the incline to the "s" curve. sluggish in the sill westbound 237 heavy from 880 to the zanker road. nimitz through oakland looks okay past the coliseum. and quick ride all the way up into downtown oakland and the macarthur maze. julie has the forecast. >> thank you, elizabeth. yeah, showers out there, starting to taper off, although we are waiting for another round now sitting offshore. as we take a closer look at the north bay, y
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in america's population. the number of hispanics is up sharply. 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children are now hispanic after 43% rise in ten years asian compromise 5% of the population and african-americans population of north carolina grew 18%. georgia 26%. and florida 28%. >>> wildfires are keeping thousands of people in colorado away from their homes this morning. wind-driven fires burning west of denver near golden and southeast near franktown. the franktown fire has blackened 2 and a half square miles and forcing the evacuation of 8,500 people this morning. >>> 15 minutes past the hour. back over to erica and chris. >> jeff, thanks. >>> fires in colorado. then in california, marysol castro is here with the weather. it's actually rain is the big issue. >> terrible rain. good morning. >>> powerful storm in northern california brought flooding rains. there is a two-foot wall of rain coming down the hills of capatola and caused mudslides and rock slides and cut off a 40-mile stretch of the pacific coast highway. associated with the flooding rain is winds. 40 to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts. t
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rolls. ♪ we're the kids in america >>> more video from japan yesterday right after the earthquake hit. you can imagine the panic that must have gone through tokyo, north of tokyo, sendai, the epicenter of the earthquake, and that tsunami. these cars, it looks like something, seriously, out of a disaster movie. but it is, of course, no movie. coming up we're going to talk about the science behind earthquakes. a seismologist at columbia university will tell us what exactly causes the earth to move like that. >> plus we're going to talk about why that particular area of the world is at such a high risk for quakes. it's in what's known as the ring of fire. the building codes there, well, they may have actually saved thousands of lives there. accustomed to this type of thing occurring in that part of the world, and as a result they are more prepared for it than really anywhere else. >> building codes there the most strict in the world. you can see the video of the skyscrapers moving back and forth. there's a reason for,,,, >> so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can se
in america's population. the number of hispanics is up sharply, one in six adults, and one in four children are now hispanic. after a 43% rise in ten years, asians now comprise 5% of the u.s. population. meanwhile, african-americans moved south, for example. the african-american population of north carolina grew 18%. georgia, 26%. and florida, 28%. >>> wildfires are keeping thousands of people in colorado away from their homes this morning. fires are burning west of denver near golden and southeast near franktown. the franktown fire has blackened 2 1/2 square miles forcing the evacuation of 8,500 people. >>> it is 15 minutes past the hour. back over to erica and chris. guys? >> all right, jeff, thanks so much. >> thanks. those fires in colorado, and then in california, marysol castro here with the weather, it's actually rain. >> yeah, it's terrible rain, actualally. good morning you two. we w w >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica and chris. bundle up this weekend. i'm sorry. >> bundle up this weekend. that's all right. something on the horizon. mary, thanks. >>
and america. >> reporter: several members of the medical team here in tucson hope to attend the space shuttle launch in april and we know that as a sporer of the space program congresswoman giffords urged president obama to attend a shuttle launch. so it looks like that shuttle launch in april could be a pretty well attended event. john blackstone, cbs news, tucson. >>> joining us now from houston is congresswoman giffords's lead physician as part of her rehab tea at tirr memorial hermann hospital. dr. francisco, good to have you this morning. >> good to be here. >> we've heard so many things trickle out, details about how she's doing with her recovery. one of the things that sticks out is the fact she sang happy birthday to her husband, she's been singing "american pie" yet we've only heard of her having a few words. how does that work with the brain that she's able to programs sing entire songs that we know but yet not speak in the same way? >> that is one of the most fascinating phenomena in recovering from a neurologic insult. we're not sure what the reason is. there are different theorie
necklace. it says together we thrive, tucson in america. >> reporter: now, several members of the medical team here in tucson are hoping to go to that space shuttle launch and we node giffords had urged president obama to attend a shuttle launch even before the shooting. so this could turn out to an pretty well attended event. >> i have a feeling there may be one or two cameras there. john, thanks. joining from us houston is congresswoman giffords lead fish dr. gerard plan cissi gerard fr. we've heard so many different things trickle out. one of the things that stick out is the fact we've been told that she's been sink american pie, yet we've only heard of her having a few words. how does that work with the brain that she's able to perhaps sing entire songs that we know but yet not speak in the same way? >> that is one of the most fascinating phenomena in recovering from a neurologic insult. we're not really sure what the reason is. are there are different theories as to why this is the case. one, it could be part of the brain that governs language is different from the one that governs s
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will stop production in america. general motors says it will shut down its plant in louisiana next week because it can't get parts from japan. >>> this morning libya announced it is stopping military operations against rebel forces. the libyan foreign minister said the government declared a cease fire, he says, to protect libyan citizens. earlier libya closed its airspace to all traffic. that follows yesterday's vote by the u.n. security council to take, quote, all necessary measures, including a no-fly zone, to protect libyan citizens. the resolution also includes a naval blockade at the parts of libya under gadhafi's control as well as the delivery of supplies to rebel-held territory in the east. >>> "the new york times" reports four of its missing journalists missing in libya since tuesday are being freed today. they were taken into custody by gadhafi's forces and the libyan leader's son promised in a tv interview that they will be released. >>> at least 30 people were killed in yemen this morning. security forces opened fire during an anti-government demonstration in the capital. th
the lsu hand over control of the however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises from the crippled nuclear plant and residents are being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. >>> and good morning. good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue to follow this and have an update on the situation there in the coming moments. >> you mentioned two major stories. the other one, of course, that we a
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america's role. cbs news correspondent whit johnson is live from the white house with more. whit, first of all, the president spoke with democratic and republican congressional leaders yesterday, yet he apparently is still feeling the heat. why? >> russ yeah he may have eased some frustration but many of these lawmakers feel they've been left out of the loop in all of this. a bigger concern even after this conference call is that these critics are saying that the administration has not clearly defined the u.s. mission in libya. even after that conference call. and so they're saying that there's a disconnect between the u.n. resolution the nato -- the now nato-controlled no-fly zone and the u.s. administration's policy that gadhafi has to go. >> the white house announced this speech to the nation late yesterday afternoon. what can we expect to hear from the president? >> well russ president obama is going to have to sell this to the american people who are already engaged in two wars. and he'll likely start with the fact that nato has now assumed control of this oper
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toast. america runs on dunkin'. >>> welcome back to "the early show" on a friday morning where we are following breaking news for you this morning out of japan. a deadly earthquake, magnitude 8.9, rocking northeastern japan. triggering a massive tsunami. you can see the effects of it there. waves just taking away everything in their path, as if they are toys. and those seeming toys include things like cars, buildings, people on top of the sendai airport there going to higher ground looking to stay out of the wake of this. >> that airport relatively new, right there on the ocean, is now, as you can see, just about been obliterated right there. you talk about the magnitude of an 8.9 earthquake, the aftershocks, subsequent aftershocks. they've had roughly 19 so far. some as high as 7.4. so it is very, very active seismically right there. and the devastation, you can see from the images, which are just indescribable. >> and it is understandably a terrible day in japan. we know at this hour at least 60 people are dead. that number is, of course, expect the to rise. dozens of others are
's in it for the united states? >> it is in america's national interest to participate in that, because nobody has a bigger stake in making sure that there are basic rules of the road that are observed. that there is some semblance of order and justice, particularly in a volatile region that's going through great changes like the middle east. >> reporter: white house officials say the president will have, quote, lots of opportunities to explain exactly why we are in libya, and exactly what the mission is. they also say he will stress the limited role of the u.s. military. erica, back to you. >> chip reid, thanks. joining us now from west newton, massachusetts, ambassador nicolas burns, undersecretary of state for president george w. bush. sir, good to have you with us this morning. there's been so much talk about what's happening now, what's going to happen in the coming days. the president as we heard from chip, once again saying the u.s. will hand off the lead in just a matter of days. yet as we heard from david martin earlier, clearly the u.s. is still leading the brunt of this. you said in an
in the heart of alaska to get a feel for the sport and what it takes to win america's last great race. it's arguably the most physically and mentally demanding race on the planet. the ultimate test of will, pitting man and their dogs against nature's fury. the iditarod. a nearly two-week, 1100-mile odyssey across the barren landscape between anchorage and nome, alaska, where the average temperature hovers around 50 below. as an avid outdoorsman i've always been drawn to it. so we traveled north to fairbanks to learn the sport of kings from its masters. this man is a legend. four-time iditarod champion lance mackey. thanks for taking the time out. show us around the spot. >> yeah, yeah. this is my little domain. five people and about 115 dogs. >> 115 dogs? >> well, dogs, pups, retired dogs. they're all dogs. >> mackey comes from a long line of champion mushers. and is considered by many to be the lance armstrong of sled dog racing. >> lance mackey, everybody. >> i don't figure to be better than anybody in this sport but for some reason i've had more success in a shorter amount of time. whe
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